European Round-Up

Order Of St George Lands Third St Leger Trial

Two-Year-Olds There were plenty of important two-year-old stakes races across Europe over the past seven days. Yorkshire-based trainer Karl Burke saddled the first and second home in the Prix Morny (Gr 1, 1200m) at Deauville on Sunday as Unfortunately (2 c Society Rock – Unfortunate by Komaite) ran down his front-running stablemate Havana Grey (Havana... Read More

Sioux Nation Lands Phoenix Stakes

Two-Year-Olds Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien continued his domination of the Phoenix Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) when Sioux Nation (2 c Scat Daddy – Dream The Blues by Oasis Dream) ran out a convincing winner of the €250,000 race at the Curragh on Sunday. The colt, who won the Norfolk Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal... Read More

Winter Wins Third Successive Group One

Two-Year-Olds There were plenty of informative two-year-old stakes races in Europe last week, particularly at the five-day Glorious Goodwood festival which ran from 1-5 August. Former champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute looks to have unearthed a potential star in Expert Eye (2 c Acclamation – Exemplify by Dansili), who ran out an emphatic winner of... Read More

Enable Destroys King George Rivals

Two-Year-Olds The Mark Johnston-trained Nyaleti (2 f Arch – American Nova by Verglas) ran out a wide-margin winner of the Princess Margaret Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Ascot on Saturday. The progressive filly had finished second to a pair of smart Aidan O’Brien-trained runners in both the Chesham Stakes (Listedtant, 7f) at Royal Ascot and... Read More

Magical Memory Back In Form

The Karl Burke-trained Unfortunately (2 c Society Rock – Unfortunate by Komaite) survived a stewards’ enquiry to cause an upset in the Prix Robert Papin (Gr 2, 1100m) at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday. The colt, who had finished a close second in the Prix La Fleche (Listed, 1000m) at the same track in June, was ridden... Read More

Harry Angel Flies Home In July Cup

The two-year-old filly, who is a sister to multiple Group One winner and stablemate Churchill, was settled in midfield by Ryan Moore as the Mark Johnston-trained Nyaleti (Arch) cut out the early running. Clemmie travelled strongly into contention under a confident-looking Moore, and once asked to stretch she quickened smartly away from her rivals inside... Read More